Scores of Iranian lawmakers have slammed what they call France's “interference” in Iran’s internal affairs after Paris condemned the execution of protesters.
In a statement on Wednesday, 194 members of Iranian parliamentarians condemned the recent solidarity of French lawmakers and senior officials, including President Emmanuel Macron and Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna with Iranian demonstrators.
According to IRNA News Agency, the MPs claimed the French officials’ recent remarks are “contrary to the principle of non-interference in the affairs of countries, which is one of the fundamental principles of international law and the principles included in the United Nations Charter.”
The statement also accuses the French president of “supporting the MEK leaders” saying he holds meetings with Iran’s “opposition groups who are officially seeking to overthrow the Islamic Republic.”
The Iranian lawmakers also alleged that Macron sends “his spies” into Iran to “disturb” the county’s national security by participating in “riots” and managing them.
Iran's parliament is packed with hardliners and many Revolutionary Guard officers.
Earlier, Paris summoned Iran’s charge d’affaires over the supply of weapons to Russia used in Ukraine and crackdown on protesters. FM Catherine Colonna told Reuters that the Iranian diplomat was also questioned over the treatment of seven French nationals who are currently in custody in Iran.
France’s foreign ministry on Monday also condemned the public execution of Majidreza Rahnavard who was sentenced to death following his participation in the protests currently under way in Iran.